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Sweater: Forever 21 (similar) | Denim: INCBoots: Elder Beerman (similar and on sale!) | Bag: Banana RepublicGloves: Target (on clearance!)Hat: Target 

When cold weather hits, my staples consist of a warm sweater, skinny jeans and a touch of shearling (or fur). And when I’m unable to wear a necklace (I learned the hard way that certain necklaces snag or rub off on this particular sweater), my go-to accessory is always a hat.

How was your weekend? Did you tune in for the Super Bowl? After catching a few minutes of the game, including halftime, we tuned in for Downton Abbey and Sherlock. Masterpiece trumps sports every time. Priorities, people. 


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T-Shirt: Banana RepublicSkirt: J.CrewHeels: Bandolino (similar) | Bag: Vintage CoachNecklace: Elder Beerman (similar)

Where did the weekend go? Between heading to the pool not once but twice, hanging with friends and doing a little shopping/thrifting, this weekend flew by.

Nothing makes Monday happier than a cheeky French graphic shirt, and this one from Banana Republic is on the spot. I actually got it for less than $20 in stores, so if you’re interested in finding one of your own, be sure to check your local BR to see if they have it on clearance. Another thing that makes Monday happier? Free cupcakes!

Staple of the month: May

IMG_2435 IMG_2444 IMG_2437 IMG_2447Vest: Target | Dress: Francesca’s | Shoes: Elder Beerman | Bag: Brahmin (c/o Vogue) | Earrings: Gift | Bracelets: Forever 21/My grandma’s | Watch: Kohl’s

I decided to venture into something slightly different with this month’s staple; rather than doing just a top, a bottom or a dress, I went with a layering piece that I have the feeling will be used more than just four times this month. I refused to do the denim vest trend for a while, just because it reminded me so much of my childhood. Then I thought, Why should I fear my childhood? I had a good childhood, filled with 90s backpacks, flower-printed jeans and — yes — denim vests. So here’s to embracing your childhood and ending up with a piece that is quickly becoming a weekly layering piece.

Classically spring

IMG_2382 IMG_2399 IMG_2393 IMG_2400 IMG_2395Trench: Forever 21 | Striped T-Shirt: Gap | Denim: Elle via Kohl’s | Flats: Relativity va Elder Beerman | Bag: Vintage | Sunnies: Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s | Ring: Charming Charlie

Sometimes the best outfits are those that need minimal accessories beyond a fantastic (vintage) bag, a bright pop of color and poppy lipstick. These pieces are what I reach for on those mornings when I feel I have absolutely nothing to wear. Nothing says springtime like nautical stripes and a trench.

What pieces in your closet do you reach for when you “having nothing to wear”?

Staple of the month: April






Sweater: J.Crew via Garage sale | Blouse: Goodwill | Pants: Gap | Flats: Elder Beerman | Bag: Brahmin (c/o Vogue) | Necklace: Forever 21 | Sunnies: Franco Sarto via Marshalls | Nails: Essie’s Butler Please

When deciding what my April staple would be, I knew I needed something practical, something that would work in both cooler and warmer weather. The result was these polka dot pants I bought on clearance at Gap a few months ago. For this first round, layering was an absolute necessity, but I wanted to keep things more interesting than just a solid sweater. So I layered this polka dot blouse under the sweater, which creates an interesting juxtaposition against the smaller polka dots on the pants. Tune in next week to see how I wear this staple again!